Ruth passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Vernon, BC on June 11th, 2015 at the age of 95 years. She was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on November 7th, 1919, daughter of Osborne and Edna Johnston.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William (Bill) George Royal in 1991. Ruth will be sadly missed by her three children and their families: Ken (Gerilyn) Royal of Burnaby, Ron Royal of Abbotsford and her daughter Margaret Robert of Vernon. Ruth’s grandchildren: Shelly, Donny, Andrew, Johnathan, Adrianna, Keanna, Nicholas, Danielle, Jennifer, Brandon, Jordan, Danny and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ruth loved to play bridge and over many years of playing she made lots of lifetime friendships in Burnaby, Kelowna and in Vernon at Canterbury Court. Ruth always said, “if you know how to play bridge you could live anywhere and make friends”. Ruth also had a passion for travel and over her last

2 years travelled by vehicle to Palm Desert to spend time with her family.

She loved to swim and just last summer was in Okanagan Lake with her great-grandchildren.

Special places for Ruth included “The Glen at Maple Falls” where she spent many summers at her trailer. The cabin at Gun Lake where her and Bill used to spend hours fishing for lake trout. The cabin on Okanagan Lake where Mom loved to sit and relax on her patio swing and look out at the lake.

A service celebrating her life will be held at Canterbury Court in Vernon on

July 10 at 2:00 pm.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Vernon Hospice House and Dr. Gavin Smart for their amazing care and support of our mother in her final days. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ruth can be made to the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

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